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  • CHICAGO, July 30- Medicare turns 50 on Thursday, riding high in the polls but under attack from presidential candidates proposing benefit cuts or even phasing out the U.S. healthcare program for older people. And the public really, really likes Medicare, which last year covered 54 million Americans. A poll released earlier this month by the Kaiser Family...

  • MOUNT HOLLY, N.J.— A judge is weeks away from deciding whether to allow a disputed environmental contamination settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp., he said Thursday during a hearing on the deal. Chris Christie following 11 years of litigation over pollution caused by the company, particularly at sites in Linden and Bayonne.

  • Chris Christie administration and ExxonMobil will be discussed in front of a state judge Thursday and New Jersey residents could find out soon if it will be approved. What is expected to be a final hearing between the Department of Environmental Protection and the oil company is scheduled for Thursday in Superior Court in Mount Holly in the 11- year-old case.

  • There's a new war brewing in America Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Steam rises from stacks at the Conoco-Phillips refinery in Rodeo, California.

    A number of leaders are calling on states once again to secede from the union, says Terry Tamminen. Here's why.

  • Christie: Trump would hurt credibility of presidency Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Christie: Trump would hurt credibility of Presidency

    New Jersey Gov. and presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Donald Trump's skills are not transferable to a presidency. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Don't count Chris Christie out. Cory Booker, who said he believes New Jersey's Republican governor is the "most underestimated" presidential candidate in the crowded 2016 GOP field. "I think he's one of the more talented political people that are out there today," said Booker, speaking at a lunch event held by the news organization Politico in Newark.

  • Pension funds sue New Jersey for billions Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state contributed less than planned.

  • Three public workers' pension funds are suing New Jersey for billions in damages, claiming the state government breached contracts when it contributed less than planned. The following is a look at the saga, which is a major political and financial issue in New Jersey for Christie, who is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week. Amtrak was restricted to operating three trains at a time through the Hudson River Tunnel into New...

  • WASHINGTON— After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded $1.2 million in grants and loans in 2011 and 2012 to Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, a company that said it could produce recycled products, electricity and even diesel from fast-food waste. But court records showed that Van Den Heuvel had been...

  • Church challenge's New Jersey headstone law Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A Roman Catholic archdiocese in New Jersey and two parishioners are suing the state over a new law that makes it illegal for the archdiocese to sell headstones and monuments at its 11 cemeteries. The suit was filed Monday in federal court in Newark by the Virginia- based Institute for Justice on behalf of the Newark archdiocese and parishioners...

  • Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at 'Daily Show' Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6. Attesting to Stewart's cultural import, President Barack Obama is booked for his seventh appearance on the show Tuesday.

  • Christie vs. GOP rivals Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    How Christie stacks up now

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw his hat in the GOP presidential field. CNBC's John Harwood says Christie is tied with Ted Cruz in the NBC/WSJ poll.

  • As Christie eyes White House, New Jersey wants jobs Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • NJ Gov. Christie announces 2016 presidential bid Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on Tuesday.

  • Christie to open 2016 bid with straight talk promise Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will formally launch his 2016 presidential bid on Tuesday, hoping to rejuvenate his sagging poll numbers.

  • Christie 'tells it like it is' with 2016 website Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 3:31 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

    With a website launch, NJ Gov. Chris Christie left little doubt he's leaping into the packed GOP presidential field.

  • Red vs. blue states: The battleground over jobs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015 Red vs Blue

    This year the states are touting their workforces to woo business, the CNBC Top States for Business ranking shows. Dems are making strides.

  • Ex-Cendant chairman fails to overturn fraud conviction Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 23- A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to overturn the fraud conviction of former Cendant Corp Chairman Walter Forbes for his role in one of corporate America's largest accounting scandals. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected Forbes' argument that a new trial was warranted because newly discovered evidence from a...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.